Stylishly more suited to the arctic

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 January, 2007, 12:00am

We may not wear the stuff, but there is no doubt the local fur industry is alive and thriving. The Hong Kong Fur Federation once again kicked off one of the year's first events on Friday at the InterContinental Hong Kong. Now in its 21st year, its design competition attracted a variety of budding couturiers from vocational and technical institutions, culminating in a glitzy dinner with socialites and celebrities. 'I used to be a design student so I know fur is not a material you can easily practise with since it's so expensive. That's why I think the students' works are so amazing,' said one judge, actress Sheren Tang Shui-man

As usual, the results varied. Some pelts were crazy, some dignified but most were more suited to fashionable Inuits in the Arctic rather than wearers living in Hong Kong's temperate climate. Really, does anyone need a fur cheongsam? But congrats to the winners, Kung Kin-lam in the fur combo category and Ng Lai-hung (her design pictured) in the full fur category.